I am a morning person.  The first few hours after waking are, to me, the most perfect and pure part of the day.  Everything is new: the air is fresh, the slate is clean, and it is blessedly quiet.  No clutter, no chatter, no chaos. The moments of morning are sacred.  They offer the opportunity … Continue reading Sunrise

A Rainy Day

When I saw the forecast for this weekend–40s and rain–I sighed.  It’s spring and I want to be outside, hiking and gardening and soaking up sunshine!  But it’s May, one of our wettest months here in Montana, and we are in desperate need of the moisture after a winter nearly devoid of snow. Besides, when … Continue reading A Rainy Day

In Season

Eating in season.  Tis the season!  While I will admit to buying the occasional exorbitantly-priced half pint of blueberries in the depths of winter (a reward for shoveling the sidewalk and driveway once again?), there is, as we all know, nothing like the taste explosion of a height-of-season homegrown tomato or farmer’s market-fresh bunch of … Continue reading In Season

Zone 4

Zone 4 It’s almost time … We’re so close … But not quite there yet … With the sunny mild weather we’ve had this spring, it’s taken every ounce of willpower I have not to start planting (the foot of heavy wet snow we got a couple of weeks back reminded me why I’m waiting). … Continue reading Zone 4